Shardul Thakur (Getty Pictures)
NEW DELHI: India ought to play Shardul Thakur because the third seamer behind Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami within the World Take a look at Championship (WTC) remaining in opposition to New Zealand subsequent month, former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar has mentioned.
Manjrekar feels Thakur will probably be extra helpful than the likes of Mohammad Siraj and Ishant Sharma within the first half of English summer time as he can swing the ball.
“When India play New Zealand within the first half of the English summer time within the World Take a look at Championship remaining, I would like Shardul Thakur — being a swing bowler — to be the third seamer behind Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami,” Manjrekar instructed ESPNcricinfo.com
“Let me elaborate: when India had been in New Zealand, one of many issues that India missed was a correct swing bowler. I do know Indians did not bat effectively however one of many explanation why New Zealand gained was as a result of they’d correct swing bowlers who may exploit the circumstances in New Zealand,” he mentioned.
Manjrekar defined the rationale behind the circumstances in England being useful.
“Now the primary half of the English summer time, the solar does not come out as a lot. So the situation will probably be much like what we had in New Zealand,” he added.